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Much of Belize’s tourism – most of which is ecotourism – depends on the health of its unique ecosystems. The popularity of ecotourism in the country has thus played a major role in the protection and conservation of natural habitats, both on land and at sea. Conservation efforts in Belize, such as the implementation of […]

Photos courtesy of Capt. Seth Vernon It all had to happen just so: A few days strung together with light winds to flatten the ocean off North Carolina’s coast, warm water to push the fish high and keep them happy, Spanish mackerel and menhaden and ladyfish thick on the beach, a morning of falling tide, […]

YETI, a leading manufacturer of premium outdoor gear, based in Austin, Texas, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Gold Corporate Sponsor. “At YETI, we firmly believe in protecting wild places and our access to them,” said Jake Drees, YETI Fly Fishing Marketing Manager. “We are excited to continue […]

As we enter the next decade, it has become increasingly clear that we must bring a hasty end to the Plastic Age. Though plastic has enabled us to make economic and technological progress, its impact on the natural world has been devastating. Over the course of its 100-plus-year existence, plastics have invaded nearly every crevice […]

With the knowledge that recycling isn’t actually getting recycled, what are our options? Properly cleaning out our plastics to recycle them could do more harm to the environment than good. Think about how much water it takes to completely clean out a jar of peanut butter (I mean spotless), and hot water uses fossil fuels […]

We can all agree that one of the most negative consequences of the Plastic Crisis is its impact on our oceans, but how does it get there in the first place?  When we recycle items or put them in the trash, we assume that they makes it to a landfill or recycling center.  That’s where […]

It can be found everywhere — from kitchens to emergency rooms to whale stomachs, plastic has become a part of almost every aspect of our lives. Our mass production of plastic has grown exponentially, and so has the amount of plastic pollution on our planet. Plastic now overwhelms oceans, landfills, and recycling plants across the globe.  Every […]

Enrico Puglisi LTD., popularly known as EP Flies, a leading manufacturer of fly-fishing flies and fly tying materials and tools, will support Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Silver Corporate Sponsor, donating one percent of annual sales to BTT. “We are proud to be part of the important work being done by BTT,” […]

Photo: Patrick Williams Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s work in Belize and Mexico started out small, but is now growing quickly to help the fishing guides and lodges address threats to the flats fishery. Here is a brief summary of the beginnings. BELIZE Bonefish & Tarpon Trust first began conducting research in Belize in 2006, when […]

Photo: Randy Farber 1. They begin their lives looking like a clear worm  Adult tarpon spawn offshore: 80-100 miles in the Gulf of Mexico and 5-10 miles in the Atlantic Ocean. Once eggs fertilize and hatch, tarpon begin their larval stage looking like a transparent flat ribbon. This particular larva, similar to eels, bonefish, and […]


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